HDQRS. DETACHMENT NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Harper's Ferry, August 5, 1864.
Colonel N. A. M. DUDLEY,
You will come to this place with your cavalry with all possible dispatch. Your presence is much needed here. This supposes you have received no instructions from General Hunter; if you have, show him this.
By command of Brevet Major-General Emory:
D. S. WALKER,
HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,
August 5, 1864.
You can camp just beyond Tennallytown to-night, and move on at 5 o'clock in the morning.
A. T. A. TORBERT,
Brigadier-General Volunteers, Commanding Division.
HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF HARPER'S FERRY,
Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 5, 1864-9 p. m.
Scout come in from Winchester; reports no force there except sick and guards; citizens there generally report that Early's army moved yesterday to again cross the river. Signal officer reports, at 6 p. m., no troops in sight in Maryland, but three parks of wagons, two of then near Sharpsburg and one near Hagerstown.
A. P. HOWE,
HEADQUARTERS DEFENSES OF HARPER'S FERRY,
Harper's Ferry, W. Va., August 5, 1864.
Colonel W. P. MAULSBY,
Commanding Brigade, Maryland Heights:
COLONEL: In accordance with instructions from headquarters Military District of Harper's Ferry, the general commanding directs that you move at once the regiment and battalion of a regiment in your command now lying on the plain of Maryland Heights into the breastworks near the Spur battery. The troops of Major-General Emory will from on the left of your troops. The regiment of your command on the heights near Stone Fort will remain there.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. F. ADAMS,
First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.